Following the completion of the form Four KCSE exams on Friday, the process of marking the Kenya national examinations for 2021/2022 (KCSE) began on Monday, April 4th, 2022.
All examiners got invites from the Kenya National Examinations Council through formal letters beginning March 14, 2022, along with the relevant marking centers based on the examiner’s field of specialization data in the KNEC examiners portal.
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) came out with new proposals for the exam agency to increase marking costs for each script by at least 50 shillings during marking for the 2020 KCSE examinations, citing the country’s difficult economic times.
According to KUPPET unions, papers like Chemistry Paper 1, English Paper 1, and mathematics have to be paid at least 100 shillings apiece. The national marking for each KNEC Examination paper in the new state ranges from 51 to 58 shillings.
The KUPPET union leaders also requested that the National Examination Council increase invigilators’ and supervisors’ allowances by 100%, claiming that the current charge has been in place for a long time and cannot withstand the test of time.
School heads, also known as center managers, and invigilators and supervisors’ allowances should be increased to a suitable percentage, according to KUPPET. After the 2021 KCSE examinations, all examiners are waiting to see if KNEC would take their request into consideration.
Primary school heads who act as Centre Managers for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE, tests are paid a daily sustenance allowance of 500 shillings for four days, according to payment information issued by the Council (including rehearsal day).
Secondary school principals, on the other hand, are paid a daily stipend of 500 shillings for 18 days. The highest-paid Supervisor receives 12,510 shillings, while the highest-paid invigilator receives 9860 shillings.
Despite being present at the school as assistant Centre Managers during the examination period, the examiner does not pay deputy headteachers.
The salaries of science teachers who prepare and conduct practicals during the KCSE examinations is likewise not covered by the KNEC.